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Double Crochet Border Tutorial

Looking for a quick, yet easy crochet border for your blanket? Well, look no further, this crochet tutorial will show you step-by-step how to make a double crochet border for a blanket.

A double crochet border is simple to make and perfect for beginners! It requires only a few steps and is just as easy as a single crochet border.

A double crochet border made with cotton yarn on a suzette stitch blanket.

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So if you know how to make a single crochet border, you can totally make this one!

Double Crochet Border Tutorial for Beginners

This crochet border is perfect for beginners to learn because it requires only one stitch. Unlike other borders, all you have to do is make this stitch all the way around your blanket.

I always recommend making a few of the basic borders first (single crochet, half double crochet, treble crochet) because it will give you a good overview of where to place your stitches.

Plus, you’ll also get more comfortable crocheting borders. So this is a great place to start if you’re new to adding a crochet border to a blanket.

And if need some crochet pattern ideas for blankets, here are some down below.

Blanket Pattern Ideas for A Double Crochet Border

Blanket Pattern Ideas for a double crochet border.
  1. Striped Crochet Blanket. / 2. Simple Crochet Blanket. / 3. Crochet Baby Blanket

Materials You Will Need to Make a Border

Since this is just a practice swatch, there’s not much that you need. But here are the things that I used for this border tutorial.

Alright, let’s get started!

Double crochet border on a crochet washcloth.

How to Make a Double Crochet Border

Step 1: Insert your hook into the last stitch of your last row, and make a double crochet.

If you’re using a different color, reattach your yarn to the last stitch of your last row, chain 3, and make a double crochet in the same stitch you attached your yarn to.

Note – to make a double crochet: Yarn over, insert hook into stitch and pull through, yarn over and pull through first two loops on hook, yarn over and pull through last two loops on hook. 

A crochet hook with 3 chains for a double crochet border.

Step 2: Then continue to make 1 double crochet in each stitch across the row.

Adding a double crochet stitch to a border.

Step 3: Once you have finished one side and you’ve reached a corner, make 3 double crochets in the same stitch.

Note – if you find that your corner is rounding or looks tight, add an extra double crochet stitch.

Three double crochets in a double crochet corner for border.

Step 4: Then continue making a double crochet in each stitch on the side of your crochet project.

Make sure you’re putting just one stitch per row when working on the sides of your crochet project.

A double crochet border on a suzette stitch washcloth.

Now continue to repeat this sequence all the way around your crochet project. Once you have finished your border, slip stitch to the first stitch.

And that’s it, you’re finished! I hope you enjoyed this tutorial and don’t forget to save this post for future reference.

If you’re comfortable making this border and would like to try some other borders, make sure to take a look at the ones listed down below.

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A double crochet border made with cotton yarn on a blanket.